March 14, 1929January 29, 2011

Bernard J. Coulombe passed away January 29, 2011 at the age of 81 in Deltona, Florida. He was born to Edwin and Hedwidge Coulombe March 14, 1929 in Fort Kent, Maine. The funeral will be held at Our Lady of the lakes Catholic Church, Maximillian St. in Deltona, Florida on February 2, 2011 at 10am, with father Joseph Roberts officiating. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangement. Viewing will be held February 1, 2011 from 3 to 8 PM. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War being honorably discharged in April 1953. Mr. Coulombe worked on road construction in Connecticut at one time being part owner of Hartford Road Builders of Berlin, Connecticut. He was owner, operator of B.J.C. trucking of Vernon, Connecticut for 14 years. He worked for Mosher Dairy Farms of Ellington, Connecticut and several construction companies before moving to Deltona, Florida in 1990. Not wanting to accept retirement he was happiest working as a truck driver. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and several construction companies. His last employment was with Seminole Paving of Sanford, Florida. His most cherished memories were when he drove the bus for the Deland Community and Tourist Club. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dora, a son David and Amie (wife) and two grandchildren, Joshua and Ashlynn. He also leaves Sisters Lillian and Rella of Connecticut and a brother Clarence of Maine, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Rilda and Elise. The family requests in lieu of flowers all donations be made to Vitas Healthcare of Volusia/Flagler counties at 2381 Mason Ave. Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida 32117.


  • Visitatiaion

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Wake Service

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011



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Philip Nadeau

August 12, 2021

Uncle Bern was always willing to help a family member in need of assistance due to circumstances beyond their control. He saved my bacon several times when no one else would. I would have loved to say goodbye and pay my respects but no one in my fractured family notified me of his passing. He was hands down my favorite Uncle and I will sorely miss him and his jovial smile. Godspeed Uncle Bern, until we meet again, your Nephew Philip.

February 19, 2011

This is so belated. My sympathies for the lost of your soul mate. My vivid memories of Uncle Burn are always with you, Aunt Dora, and it was always evident how much you loved each other. He seemed like such a loving and caring man. I pray that God will fill the void that I am sure you feel with him gone. Once again our deepest sympathies, Steve, Lucille and Justin, Jared and Tim.

Kitty Freitag-Johndrow

February 17, 2011

Hi Mrs. Colombe- Don't know if you remember me but, Dave played w/ me and my brother Eddy when we were in elementary school together and you lived in the house on Christopher Dr. It was always exciting to watch Mr. Colombe's big truck pulling into the street. Making that hard turn into the driveway as we watched from the top of the hill. It's been a lot of years but somethings you just never forget. Sending Peace and Love to you and your family during this sad time-

February 11, 2011

Dora - Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the Coulombe family during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that God only takes the best up to heaven. Bernie was a great man who will be missed by everyone, including myself.
God bless you.

Art and Fran Craft
New Smyrna Beach, Fl

Jacques Fournier

February 2, 2011

I remember as child being told that mon oncle was a trucker. And I loved big rigs of course so he was intriguing to me. At my young age I didn’t think a trucker should be so easy going, funny and caring. But that is exactly how I remember him. So thank you mon oncle for my first big rig ride. And now that I think of it, the only big rig ride I’ve ever had. Thank you for all the times you opened your home to me and for being exactly the sort of uncle everyone should be blessed with.

I’ll miss you. Happy trucking.
Your little crapaud,

John & Dot White

February 1, 2011

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, Dora, and your family. How I will miss our coffee chats and laughter we all had. He will be missed dearly. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and if you need me, just call.

Denise Collins

January 31, 2011

As I child I was always overjoyed when he drove in with his big rig! I distinctly remember a bunch of watermelons once! He was a wonderful man who was always happy and spread that happiness to others. Big hugs to you and David.

Carol Green

January 31, 2011

This has been a hard road these last few months but you have been wonderful Dora and you took great care of your sweetheart Barney. Keep all the happy memories close to your heart and know we all love you.

Marcella Schock

January 31, 2011

Uncle Bern was such a loving, kind, dear man. I remember that he always had a smile on his face and loved his family very much. I loved his hugs and his laughter. I will never forget the ride in his Thunderbird with the port hole window in the back. I was a very young girl then but I was quite impressed.

Aunt Dora, David, Amie, Joshua and Ashlynn,
You are all in our prayers that the Lord will use the wonderful memories of Uncle Bern's love to bring comfort and healing and will help you to be able to smile through the tears. Our love goes out to you. Marce and family

Elaine L Thibodeau

January 30, 2011

Bern was a gracious & kind man. He worked hard to care for his family. I have many fond memories of him as my brother-in-law. My love and sympathies go to Dora and Dave and his family members. RIP Bernie. You will be greatly missed but may we all find comfort in knowing you are driving the big rigs in the sky.